Singapore History Gallery & Tours

The Singapore History Gallery’s updated narrative charts the development of the island as it was known through the years as Singapura, a Crown Colony, Syonan-To, and finally, Singapore. FIND OUT MORE

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Find out about our new permanent galleries and plan your day at the National Museum! Click on your preferred language to download.
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We Built A Nation

This exhibition explores the first ten pivotal years of independence (1965 – 1975) that shaped Singapore’s history, and the important roles and leadership of Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and his team who laid the foundations for modern Singapore. FIND OUT MORE

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